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Dudi Appleton (screenplay)
Mark Billingham (novel)
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Release Date:
10 October 2010 (UK) See more »
DI Tom Thorne's only key to a catching a serial killer is a survivor unable to move or communicate. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Lorraine Ashbourne ... Ruth Brigstocke
Brana Bajic ... Gina
Trinity Barden ... Anne-Marie Calvert
Phillip Browne ... Bouncer

Stephen Campbell Moore ... Jeremy Bishop
Matthew Chadwick ... Young James

Joshua Close ... Josh Ramsey
Emmanuella Cole ... Angel

O.T. Fagbenle ... Dave Holland
Daniel Fearn ... Drunk Guy
Jamie Fillery ... Night club customer
Jensen Freeman ... Forensic Officer (as Jon Adam Freeman)
Rufin French ... African carwasher (as Merry Fotso)

Aidan Gillen ... Phil Hendricks
Salma Goldie ... Alison Double
Peter Gordon ... Old man witness

Lee Nicholas Harris ... Tattoo'ed punter in shop
James Helder ... Hospital Staff
Diveen Henry ... Yvonne Kitson
Trevor Laird ... Assistant commissioner
Sara Lloyd-Gregory ... Alison Willetts (as Sara Lloyd Gregory)

Aisling Loftus ... Rachel

Lily Loveless ... Chloe
Sarah Lowe ... Bare Legged Girl

Johnny Lynch ... Great Eastern Hospital Security

Eddie Marsan ... Kevin Tughan

Brian McCardie ... Francis Calvert

Natascha McElhone ... Anne Coburn

Georgia Moffett ... Sophie Holland

David Morrissey ... Tom Thorne
Sarah Niles ... Maggie Byrne

Nansi Nsue ... Alice's friend
Colin Osborne Jr. ... Removal Man

Sue Parker-Nutley ... Patient in Hospital
Billy Reid ... Security Guy

Amanda Root ... Teresa Maxwell
Brian Shaw ... Night Club Drinker
Jack Shepherd ... Jim Thorne
Niamh Smith ... Samantha Calvert
Siena Stapleton-Brister ... Lauren Calvert

John Warman ... Police Officer
Elisha Willett ... Hooker
Chris Wilson ... Ambulance Paramedic

Stuart Antony ... Main Goth (uncredited)
Michael Aston ... Doctor (uncredited)
Matthew David McCarthy ... Crime Scene Witness (uncredited)
Mick Slaney ... Forensic Onlooker (uncredited)

Directed by
Stephen Hopkins 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dudi Appleton  screenplay
Mark Billingham  novel
Jim Keeble  screenplay

Produced by
Dudi Appleton .... executive producer
Charlotte Ashby .... line producer
Mark Billingham .... executive producer
Greg Dummett .... producer
Martha Fernandez .... line producer: Canada
Kate Garwood .... co-executive producer
Stephen Hopkins .... executive producer
Patrick Irwin .... executive producer
Jim Keeble .... executive producer
Huw Kennair-Jones .... executive producer
Paul Morrissey .... executive producer
Daniel Proulx .... executive producer
Lorraine Richard .... executive producer
Jolyon Symonds .... producer
Justin Thomson-Glover .... executive producer
Original Music by
Laurent Eyquem 
Cinematography by
Joel Ransom 
Film Editing by
John Smith 
Casting by
Kate Rhodes James 
Production Design by
James Foster 
Art Direction by
Peter James 
Mike Stallion 
Set Decoration by
Niamh Coulter 
Costume Design by
Jill Taylor 
Makeup Department
Sarita Allison .... makeup artist
Jean-Jacques Dion .... key hair stylist
Tahira Herold .... makeup designer
Paul Hyett .... special makeup effects designer
Monica MacDonald .... make up artist: daily
Nicola Springall .... makeup artist: dailies
Pippa Woods .... makeup artist: dailies
Production Management
Erik Daniel .... post-production supervisor
Ben Holt .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Finn McGrath .... first assistant director
Sonic .... third assistant director
Alex Streeter .... second assistant director
Art Department
Billy Edwards .... production buyer
Mark Geeson .... dressing props
Scott Keery .... props
Richard Magennis .... props
Caroline Pool .... art department assistant: graphics
George Simons .... graphic designer
Zoe Smith .... production buyer
Ian Whiteford .... greensman
Thomas Wingrove .... art department assistant
Shell Coe .... art department trainee (uncredited)
Sound Department
Stéphane Bergeron .... sound re-recording mixer
Howard Bevan .... sound assistant: dailies
Pierre Blain .... sound recordist
Jo Caron .... foley recordist (as Jocelyn Caron)
Naomi Dandridge .... adr mixer
Nick Foley .... adr mixer
Guy Francoeur .... foley artist
Marie-Claude Gagné .... sound designer
Marie-Claude Gagné .... sound effects editor
Louis Gignac .... sound re-recording mixer
Isabelle Lussier .... assistant re-recording mixer
Dash Mason-Malik .... sound assistant
Marie-Lou Morin .... post sound coordinator
Peter Murphy .... sound maintenance engineer (as Pete Murphy)
Guy Pelletier .... adr editor
François B. Senneville .... sound editor
Lionel Strutt .... adr coordinator
Special Effects by
Will Bazeley .... special effects technician
Chris Fitzgerald .... special makeup effects
Chris Reynolds .... special effects supervisor
Jody Taylor .... senior special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Michael Beaulac .... compositor
Marie-Eve Bedard-Tremblay .... visual effects coordinator
Benoît Brière .... visual effects supervisor (as Benoit Brière)
Vanessa Delarosbil .... digital compositor
Patrick Dion .... compositor
Aélis Héraud .... visual effects compositor
Bruno-Olivier Laflamme .... digital compositor
Jean-Francois Lafleur .... digital effects artist
Pierre-Simon Lebrun-Chaput .... visual effects supervisor
Steve Fitzpatrick .... stunt rigger
Gareth Milne .... stunt coordinator
Peter Pedrero .... stunt rigger
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Anthony .... best boy
Adam Coles .... focus puller: a camera
Dick Conway .... electrician
Anthony Cupples .... electrician
Liam Daniel .... still photographer
Alex Golding .... digital imaging technician
Robert Guertin .... camera operator
Stuart King .... gaffer
Dean Murray .... second assistant camera
Gary Parnham .... electrician
Boris Roy .... focus puller: 'b' camera
Eliot Stone .... camera trainee
Luke Stone .... b camera grip
Luke Stone .... grip
Robin Stone .... key grip
Jonathan Tubb .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Jane Anderson .... casting associate
John Buchan .... casting: Canada
Chuck Douglas .... extras casting
Jason Knight .... casting: Canada
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charlotte Sewell .... costume supervisor
Victoria Taylor .... wardrobe assistant
David Wootton .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Joëlle Desjardins Paquette .... post-production coordinator (as Joelle Desjardins Paquette)
Marie-Pier Favreau .... post-production coordinator
David Fisher .... first assistant editor
François Massé .... on-line editor
Michael Thibodeau .... final colorist
Music Department
George Acogny .... composer: source music
Transportation Department
Dave Williams .... facility/truck driver
Other crew
Kim Armitage .... script supervisor
Joanne Bendon .... post-production accountant
David Blank .... assistant accountant
Jami Chan .... production coordinator
Sophie Dear .... production runner
Lawrence Dunant .... floor runner: dailies
Thomas Elgood .... location manager (as Tom Elgood)
Mark Gladwin .... location scout
Alex Grasham .... floor runner
Stéfanie Guadagnino .... offline coordinator
Annie Hitchcock .... floor runner
Leila Merabti .... assistant production coordinator
Dave Morley .... medic on set
Mary Jo O'Donoghue .... production accountant
Chris Sheriff .... assistant location manager
Sam Smith .... additional floor runner
Julian Stevens .... script editor
Ana Stichini .... assistant accountant
Paul Tomlinson .... location assistant
Nadia Merabti .... work experience trainee (uncredited)

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UK:180 min (3 parts) | Norway:120 min (DVD) | Poland:120 min (TV version)
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1.78 : 1 See more »
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Part of a two-night murder mystery TV show, the other one called Thorne: Scaredycat.See more »
Factual errors: The Jack Shepherd playing Jim Thorne is Jack Shepherd (I), and not the Jack Shepherd (V) the link goes to.See more »
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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
The Hysterical Detective, 1 August 2014
Author: Ken Spiker ( from California

The cops in this British drama don't act like professional policemen but more like mentally deranged teenagers with anger management issues. The main character, DI Thorne (David Morrissey), is not in control of his emotions. His volatility and rage seem to infect the other members of the cast so that in total what we have here is a virtual feeding frenzy of scenery chewing. Cops yell at other cops and cops and medical doctors yell at each other. In one scene one character becomes enraged and punches another character repeatedly in the face for no reason that was apparent to me. DI Thorne seems to believe that he can communicate with a woman in a vegetative state by shouting at her. Other times he seems depressed and on the verge of suicide. The plot is senseless and contrived. Nobody appears to behave rationally. A woman doctor, when she finds out that her daughter has been kidnapped, just freaks out and starts screaming uncontrollably and Thorne freaks out too, running around like a chicken with its head cut off. So who's minding the store?

I don't generally like procedurals that feature serial killers, and especially serial killers with weird and perverted MOs, and especially serial killers who have an obsession with the primary investigator, sending him taunting messages. These are tired, boring clichés. That's my prejudice. But I must admit that genre could be done well in the right hands. This one is just awful. Don't waste your time.

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